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Nearly 3,000 Colombians Displaced by Fighting

Nearly 3,000 Colombians Displaced by Fighting

Fighting between leftist FARC guerrillas and the Colombian security forces in the southwestern province of Cauca has driven more than 2,800 indigenous and mestizo people from their homes. continue reading »

Colombian Indians Boo President Santos as he Arrived in Cauca -“We Don’t Want Any More Army”

Colombian Indians Boo President Santos as he Arrived in Cauca -“We Don’t Want Any More Army”

Dozens of Colombian Indians greeted President Juan Manuel Santos with boos Wednesday in the southwestern province of Cauca and demanded he withdraw security forces from that violence-wracked region, continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Heroin Found in Shipment of Flowers from Colombia

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Heroin Found in Shipment of Flowers from Colombia

Last week U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Miami International Airport seized .25 Kg of Heroin found in a cargo of flowers. The seizure took place during a routine examination of cargo coming from Bogota, Colombia. continue reading »

Colombian Drug Operative Who Faked Own Death in 2010 Arrested During his Caribbean Wedding Party

Colombian Drug Operative Who Faked Own Death in 2010 Arrested During his Caribbean Wedding Party

A man wanted by Colombian authorities was arrested at a really inconvenient time – during his week-long wedding reception. Last week, Camilo “Fritanga” Torres was celebrating his wedding in the Car continue reading »

FARC Attack Colombian Towns, Children Injured

FARC Attack Colombian Towns, Children Injured

At least five people, including four children, were wounded in attacks staged by FARC guerrillas this weekend on towns in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, army 28th Mobile Brigade commander Col. Martin Hernando Nieto told Efe. continue reading »

6-year-old Girl Miraculously Survives 18-story Fall

6-year-old Girl Miraculously Survives 18-story Fall

A 6-year-old Colombian girl survived a fall from the 18th floor of a building in the northwestern Colombian city of Medellin, doctors who treated her said, adding that the child is in "grave" but "stable" condition. continue reading »

Obstacles Will Not Stop U.S.-Colombian Gymnast From Competing in the Olympics

Obstacles Will Not Stop U.S.-Colombian Gymnast From Competing in the Olympics

Gymnast Jessica Gil had to overcome some serious obstacles to qualify for the Olympic Games in London. Gil, who has dual U.S.-Colombian citizenship, is a member of Colombia's Olympic squad. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Suffering from Dementia

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Suffering from Dementia

Colombian Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez suffers from senile dementia but still maintains his good sense of humor, joy and enthusiasm, his brother said here Friday. continue reading »

19 Days After Suffering a Stroke Colombian V.P. Leaves Hospital

19 Days After Suffering a Stroke Colombian V.P. Leaves Hospital

Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon was released from hospital Friday, 19 days after suffering a stroke, Bogota's Reina Sofia Clinic said in a statement. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »

Colombian General Surrenders to DEA

Colombian General Surrenders to DEA

A retired Colombian police general who was a top aide to former President Alvaro Uribe gave himself up Tuesday to agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to answer charges he colluded with traffickers. continue reading »

No Jail Time for ‘Personal’ Possession of Marijuana and Cocaine in Colombia

No Jail Time for ‘Personal’ Possession of Marijuana and Cocaine in Colombia

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has just agreed with the country’s Supreme Court – no jail time for ‘personal doses’ of marijuana and cocaine. Therefore any Colombian caught with 20 grams or less of pot or cocaine will not be detained or prosecuted. continue reading »

Colombia’s Rock al Parque Festival Turns 18

Colombia’s Rock al Parque Festival Turns 18

The Rock al Parque (Rock in the Park) festival in Bogota, the biggest free music fest in Latin America, turns 18 on Saturday in the Colombian capital and for three days will feature 17 international bands and dozens of local ones. continue reading »

Colombian Navy and DEA Seize Submarine Used to Traffic Drugs

Colombian Navy and DEA Seize Submarine Used to Traffic Drugs

On Monday, the Colombian Navy, with help from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently seized a semi-submersible craft believed to have been used by the Rastrojos drug gang. continue reading »

Bodies of Missing Indians Discovered in Colombia

Bodies of Missing Indians Discovered in Colombia

Members of the Senu Indian community in the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia found the bodies of three of their neighbors who went missing a year ago, the tribal government told Efe on Monday. continue reading »